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SUM17A preliminary report

The results of the first archaeological campaign of 2017 at Sumhuram are available in the preliminary report

During the first archaeological campaign of 2017 at Sumhuram excavations were carried out in three areas of the site.

In Area F the investigations in the temple’s square are going on, with the main purpose of investigating the buildings below the square.

In the eastern part of the city, Area G, a new building was identified to the north of the stores and two more furnaces for iron working have been brought to light, thus confirming the importance of Sumhuram as a centre of production of metal works.

The most interesting object unearthed during the campaign comes from Area H, where the relations between the southern part of the city and the well documented Area A are being examined. It is a bronze figurine representing an animal with long straight and branched horns, which can be provisionally interpreted as a deer.


Find out more in the preliminary report of SUM17A